The '''Brooklyn Public Library''' ('''BPL''') is the public library
system of the borough of Brooklyn
, in New York City
. It is the fifth largest public library system in the United States
Like the two Brooklyn Public Library#Other New York City library systems|other public library systems in New York City
, it is an independent nonprofit organization that is funded by the New York City and New York State|State
governments, the federal government, and private donors. In Fiscal Year 2009, Brooklyn Public Library had the highest program attendance of any public library system in the United States. The library currently promotes itself as '''Bklyn Public Library'''.